Happy Birthday, Gloria!! Your blog is about the price of things in ’59, so I thought I’d do mine on the music of ’59 . . . music’s your thing, after all.
Everyone who is not Gloria . . . enjoy! Well, Gloria, hope you enjoy, too. Of course.
–The Canadian Music Centre is established
–Jimi Hendrix buys his first electric guitar
–Motown Records is born
—Gypsy opens on Broadway
–People born during 1959 include, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bryan Adams, Richie Sambora, Joe Elliott.
–“Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin was a huge hit
–This is the year that the plane carrying the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Richie Valens crashes on February 2, 1959; the next day, when the wreckage is found and the news spreads, becomes known as “The Day the Music Died”
And the Ugly:
— The BBC bans the Coasters song “Charlie Brown” because of the word “spitball” (but reverses this decision that same year, putting this in the “good” column at last)
The information came from wikipedia and still wikipedia but Hot 100 unless otherwise linked.
For a listing of the top albums of 1959